The bridesmaids of Alexandra of Denmark, by Unknown photographer, March 1863 - NPG x33255 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The bridesmaids of Alexandra of Denmark

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1863
2 1/4 in. x 3 1/8 in. (58 mm x 80 mm) image size
NPG x33255

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Colin Perry

07 December 2017, 16:26

The bridesmaids are named in The Gentleman's Magazine, April 1863, Volume 214. p506:

"The Bride's train, of white and silver, was borne by eight young ladies, between the ages of fifteen and twenty. They were Lady Victoria Alexandra Montagu Douglas Scott, daughter of the Duke of Buccleuch; Lady Theodora Grosvenor, daughter of the Marquess of Westminster; Lady Diana Beauclerk, daughter of the Duke of St Albans; Lady Elma Bruce, daughter of the Earl of Elgin; Lady Victoria Hare, sister of the Earl of Listowel; Lady Agneta York, daughter of the Earl of Hardwicke; Lady Victoria Alexandrina Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of the Earl of Caawdor; Lady Constance Villiers, daughter of the Earl of Clarendon; Lady Ernestine Emma Horatia Mount-Edgecumbe; and Lady Feodorowna Cecilia Wellesley, daughter of Earl Cowley. Lady Georgina Hamilton, daughter of the Marquess Abercorn, was originally intended to form one of the train, but was unfortunately prevented by indisposition."

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